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The Toxic Camera

Image of The Toxic Camera by Jane and Louise Wilson

Synopsis

The Wilsonsʼ film explores interconnecting stories from interviews conducted with Chernobyl ʻveteransʼ and with Shevchenkoʼs film crew, 25 years after the Chernobyl incident. The narrative includes the story of the camera that Shevchenko used which became so highly radioactive that it was subsequently buried on the outskirts of Kiev. Shevchenkoʼs surviving camera crew go on a quest to find the buried camera. The film is a reflection on the material nature of film and considers the human impact of disasters such as Chernobyl.

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Cast & Crew


Producer - Ohna Falby
Camera - Martin Testar
Editor - Daniel Goddard
Sound Design - Philippe Ciompi
Writer - Tony White & Susan Schuppli

Selected Screenings

Whitworth Art Gallery, November 2012
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013
59th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2013
New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland, 2013
Tate Britain, March 2014

Key Information

Film

The Toxic Camera

Artist

Jane and Louise Wilson

Project

FLAMIN Productions

Year Completed

2012

Duration

21'

Shooting format

HD Video

Screening format

HD Cam, HD Digital File, DCP

Distribution

Forma

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